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PAUL WALLACE 'BLACK DOG' MALBEC 2009

 
 

  

  

Winemaking:

 

The 2009 Malbec is the second vintage made from grapes produced on his own farm, Wallovale Vineyards. The grapes were harvested in peak physiological condition and after destalking and a gentle crush received a three day cold soak. Primary fermentation took seven days to complete before the deeply coloured, almost black wine, was racked into barrel and MLF induced. The wine spent 20 months in 225lit French oak barriques - 33% of which were new. The wine received a soft egg white fining prior to bottling on 16th February 2011.

 

Tasting Notes:

 

The 2009 Paul Wallace 'Black Dog' Malbec displays a superb deep inky core with a bright red garnet rim and an intriguing nose: a combination of blue berries, black berries and brambles. A full rich entry, a couli of dark fruits and spice, firm yet silky tannins, an upfront hint of almonds and hazelnuts with violets on the back palate. The Black Dog Malbec is a truly memorable wine which displays all the natural elegance we have come to expect from the Elgin region. Enjoy it with steaks, barbequed meat, hearty stews and pasta dishes.

 

Analysis:

 

Alcohol

14.5%

Residual Sugar

2.2 g/l

pH

3.61

TA

6.1 g/l


Only 4070 bottles of the 2009 were made.

Barcode per bottle 6009 8144 3048-9
Barcode per 6 x 750ml: 6009 8144 3049 -6

 

This wine is now sold out. 

  
 

 

   
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Wallovale Vineyards, Farm #63, Highlands Road, Elgin, South Africa